Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show

Hollywood Said No Orphaned Film Scripts Bastard Scenes and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr Show Bob Odenkirk and David Cross creators of HBO s classic sketch comedy show Mr Show present to you this collection of never before seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn t find the gumption to g

  • Title: Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show
  • Author: Bob Odenkirk DavidCross Brian Posehn
  • ISBN: 9781455526307
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO s classic sketch comedy show Mr Show, present to you this collection of never before seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn t find the gumption to green light Simply putHOLLYWOOD SAID NO Since Mr Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, dirBob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO s classic sketch comedy show Mr Show, present to you this collection of never before seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn t find the gumption to green light Simply putHOLLYWOOD SAID NO Since Mr Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn t turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.HOLLYWOOD SAID NO reveals the full length, never before seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie fleshed out with brand new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell and Hooray For America a satirical power house indictment of all that you hold dear This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren t all koo koo about religion What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths We said maybe, but what we mean was probably not Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn t get the go ahead and ponder a world we can only dream aboutd beyond

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    1. Bob Odenkirk DavidCross Brian Posehn

      Robert John Bob Odenkirk born October 22, 1962 is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer He is best known for being the co creator and co star of the HBO sketch comedy series Mr Show with Bob and David and for his role as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its upcoming spin off series Better Call Saul.In the 1980s and 1990s, Odenkirk worked as a writer for such television shows as Saturday Night Live, Get a Life, The Ben Stiller Show and The Dennis Miller Show In the mid 1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy nominated sketch comedy program Mr Show with Bob and David, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success 1 In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and produced their television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job He has directed three films Melvin Goes to Dinner 2003 , Let s Go to Prison 2006 and The Brothers Solomon 2007.

    345 thoughts on “Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show”

    1. Three things:1) That prescient bit in Hooray for America! where the corporation Globo-Chem sponsors the dingdong showboat outsider to wow the voters with his outsidery-ness and lack of experience in political office. Speech: "Now, I am not from Washington, and, if elected, I will not go thereank you." This president is going to "lower taxes [and] MAKE THIS great COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN" (emphasis mine). When watching the news, it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with astonished you can't make thi [...]


    2. In all honesty, there's a reason Hollywood said no to these scripts, but if you love these comedians as much as I do, the audio book is worth a listen. They even bring back some of the writing staff for voice-over (Scott Aukerman, Brian Posehn, and Paul F. Tompkins among others). There are a few times when the narrator will get hung up on a nonsensical portion of the script and the group will start laughing, so I'm guessing they did this as a sort of table-read. I wish there had been more of tho [...]


    3. Most of the content of this book is made up of two Mr. Show movie scripts that never went anywhere. Bob and David Make a Movie has the same basic structure as a Mr. Show episode, with the main plot segueing into various sketches, including a send-up of jam bands and a bit poking fun at guys who think strippers are actually interested in them. It's a movie ABOUT making a movie, and doing so in a very absurd manner. Hooray for America!, which was actually written first, satirizes corporate control [...]


    4. Listened to the audiobook version. Full cast, music, sound effects. Some of the stuff wasn't super great but overall a must listen for any Mr Show fan.



    5. An introduction, 2 movie scripts, 3 sketches and some "studio notes" from "movie executives". 'Hooray For America!' was actually really brilliant, 'Bob and David Make a Movie' had it's moments, but ultimately I can see why it never materialized. It could all be a lot better, but I imagine after years of trying to get these made, they're probably read to just publish them and put it all in the past. Bottom line, if you loved Mr Show, you'll like this. It's not quite on the same level, but the aud [...]


    6. A big Mr. Show fan, I overall enjoyed the book at a three-star level, but a couple of really inspired jokes and ideas elevated it .


    7. Okay, so I'm suddenly finding myself immersed in all things Bob Odenkirk these days. It seems I've been drawn into fannery of Better Call Saul (AMC), a spinoff based on Odenkirk's lawyer character in Breaking Bad. Full disclosure here: BBad wasn't my favourite show although I dipped in here and there, and the last time I can say I was a fan of anything TV-related was Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in the 90s. But it's been a long winter, and I've been fascinated with Odenkirk's depiction of Jim [...]


    8. Sometimes the line between content and bonus feature gets blurred a bit. For having such a short run, Mr. Show is arguably the greatest comedy sketch show there ever was. It was funny, edgy and smart, and lucky for us, the DVDs will always be there for us to watch. The cast is so funny that even the audio commentary on all the episodes can stand on its own.It’s been eighteen years now since Mr. Show ran its course, but now we've blessed with reunion of the cast – after a fashion. David Cross [...]


    9. Hollywood Said No!: Maybe a Second Draft Would've Helped? Basically Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Brian Posehn and others hung out, toked a little, and improvised in the presence of someone sober enough to record the outcome. Not enough narrative structure or plausible situations inhabit the "scripts" to make these actual viable movies or even a book for that matter. The comedy can best be described as silly rather than funny and despite the authors' claims to the they do not serve as a poor man's [...]


    10. A jaunty little book made up of two major motion picture scripts and three little skits written by THE David Cross, THE Bob Odenkirk, and a Brian Posehn. The question on everyone's mind is: MichaelDIDYOULIKE? And I will answer that question with another question, "So what if I did?" So what if I did laugh out loud at several places and nod my head in pleasure at the cleverness of the scripts at several other (different) places. Is that a crime? Is that any reason for Dumb-old Trump to want to bu [...]


    11. Despite living in a country that has never shown a second of Mr Show, I had long heard of its amazingness by the time I got broadband in early 2004. One of the first things I downloaded were random Mr Show episodes from a peer to peer service that was probably slowly pumping my computer with more viruses than GloboChem but I didn't care and certainly wasn't disappointed with what I saw. Ten years on, the DVDs sit on my shelves in all their wrong country glory having been watched to within an inc [...]


    12. Until now I don't think I'd ever read a movie-length screenplay, and now I've read two! I am a big Mr. Show fan and so I dig their comic sensibility big time. This book contains two movies they wrote shortly after Mr. Show ended, which they were unable to get made, followed by some random sketches. The first one "Bob and David Make a Movie" was a movie-length series of sketches connected by the narrative thread of, well, Bob and David trying to write and make a movie. It had some good parts but [...]


    13. Finished reading "Hollywood Said No" by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (with help from Brian Posehn). After reading some really emotionally heavy books, I wanted to breeze through something that offered no redeemable value other than pure entertainment. And I got that with this! "Hollywood Said No" is a collection of un-produced scripts for "Mr. Show" that were written following the show's cancellation. It contains a few sketches as well two feature-length screenplays. The first being "Bob and Dav [...]


    14. Funny, inventive and at times outrageous this is a book that has to be experienced in different formats to really get. If you are debating buying this book, let me tell you: skip the printed format, and go straight for the audiobook. Acted out in radio script format, the majority of the cast of Mr. Show recreates skit roles, performances, wacky voices and insane setups for an often hilarious, dark journey through Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. As the group rips through their scripts, they manage [...]


    15. The long "lost" Mr. Show unproduced movie scripts have been published, and while both of them are by no means perfect, they are still damned entertaining for fans of the show. I can't see reading and enjoying these without prior knowledge of Cross and Odenkirk's groundbreaking work in the four seasons of HBO's Mr. Show (and I'll state for the record that there hasn't been another sketch comedy that even comes close to what was going down during the days of that series). The directions in the scr [...]


    16. These scripts seemed really lazy to me, and kept me wondering, "are these just that bad? Are Bob & David just such endearing performers that they would've carried these? Maybe they improvise a lot in all their sketches? Am I maybe not the Mr. show fan I thought I was?" It was a roller coaster of existential crises, but rarely did I laugh. Maybe I'm just a shitty Hollywood type. Either way, I would've preferred an annotated version, with more thoughts and insights. But maybe that's another bo [...]


    17. I read other reviews that really encouraged the audiobook version of this, since it's read by Bob and David and other Mr. Show regulars (Brian Posehn, Paul F Tompkins, Scott Aukerman, etc). I can't compare to the print book, but I LOVED the audiobook. The material is a little rough and you can maybe understand why these didn't make it to film, but they're still really funny, and I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes feel of this.I think basically if you liked Mr. Show you would like this, particularly [...]


    18. Hollywood said no and I wish I did too. Scripts for movies that would be barely funny 20 years ago. At first I was interested solely because of the voice of Saul Goodman but that quickly dissipated with all the unfunny scenes and jokes. He is definitely a better actor than writer.The audiobook is well produced but the content is just plain boring. You can expect maybe one chuckle every 40 minutes. Everything else is just reading a script for a movie that would be at best a 3/10.I don't recommend [...]


    19. Mr. Show is one of my favorite tv shows of all time; I watch the entire series at least once a year. Hollywood Said No is two complete screenplays written by the creators - David Cross and Bob Odenkirk - that were never filmed. While either of these two films would probably have been better than the film that we did get - Run, Ronnie, Run - they now read like relics of the time they were written. The trademark Mr Show humor is there on the page, but it doesn't hold up the way the best episodes o [...]


    20. This is quite an enjoyable audiobook. Whenever I hear a recording with a full cast, I always wonder why these are so hard to find - I guess like radio dramas of old. The cast had a lot of enthusiasm about these poor abandoned scripts, that I couldn't help but fall in love with them, even though the premises were ridiculous and some of the humor was dumb. The laughter from the cast is infectious, and at only 3 discs long, makes for a short and sweet experience.If you liked Mr. Show, you will like [...]


    21. If you loved Mr. Show or any of the authors involved, you will greatly enjoy this book. Their humor is all there and it's a fun look at how they went about their business in making TV shows and films.As a screenwriter I love the idea of a book of orphaned film scripts. I believe scripts themselves are literature and can be read as such.Because the whole book is in script format, it's a quicker read than the page count would have you think, so give this a shot!


    22. Normally I hate reading unproduced movie scripts, I just end up being pissed that they're not real movies I can look at with my eyeballs and listen to with my earballs. However, I will make an exception for Bob & David - I would probably happily read some shit those two wrote on napkins while high on molly (seriously, think of what Bob would be like on molly). Anyway this book owns, if you, like me, are a big dork about Mr. Show and anything Mr. Show related, get it!


    23. Alright, so I'm a bit prejudiced in that I think that "Mr. Show" with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross was HBO's finest half hour comedy offeringever.This book is made up of two complete rejected film scripts that followed the demise of Mr. Show, and although a bit uneven, it has some HUGE laughs within. The parody of Baz Luhrman films alone is worth the price of the book.Highly recommended for fans of offbeat humor. I loved it.


    24. This is a must for any fan of Mr. Show - and I highly recommend you get the audio version. They've reunited much of the cast to perform the 2 movies (and a few additional sketches); it plays like satirical radio shows. Sure, it's easy to understand why these movies were never made - but it's a fun time, nonetheless. 4-star material, 5-star performance - rounding it up to the full five because it's such a brilliant use of the audiobook format.


    25. Definitely worth a few yucks-- especially if you are a fan of "Mr. Show," or are on the same comedic wavelength as Odenkirk and Cross. Neither of the full-length screenplays contained herein are pure brilliance, but they have their moments-- and one can imagine them being much funnier when propped up by the performances of these gents. The book also contains three brief sketches, which are amusing in their own right.


    26. I really enjoyed the first part of the book, the script about how to get a movie made. It was laugh out loud funny with a hilarious take on a DMV style line to make a movie and all the elements that are needed. Very very funny and I want to watch this movie :) The second part just lost me. I could not get into any of the other scripts/scenes as much as the first.


    27. Completely absurd. And ridiculously funny. If you're a fan of Mr Show, this will tickle your funny bone. If you picked it up because you're a fan of Bob from breaking bad or just call Saul or a fan of David from the greatness that is the chipmunks trilogy (easily the greatest trilogy in the history of film) then you will be sorely disappointed.


    28. Although I can see why Hollywood Said No, there's a lot of amusement to be had here, especially if you are a Mr. Show fan. And I recommend the audio version of this, because not only does most of the cast make an appearance, but there are some cute out takes, and the readers/performers make the most of the material.


    29. As great as Mr. Show is, the two main scripts in this book fall flat. The stories just don't live up to the highs of the original show. For fans this is still something worth checking out, if only for the audiobook version instead, as hearing these sketches in Bob and David's voices might redeem them slightly.


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